Why You Need A 3 Day Weekend, According To Science

Have you ever felt that dragging, unfocused, exhausted feeling on the last day of the workweek? Of course you have. Anyone who has ever worked a full-time job knows that feeling all too well. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had one extra day? A 3 day workweek? With technology…

The Only Difference Between Heaven and Hell? Your Mind.

We could say that every individual human being lives in a world of their own, so to speak. Some people live in a world where a tree is just unprocessed timber, others where a tree is a tree, and yet others where a tree is just some mysterious thing that…

A Short Story: Misfortune
 Befalls the Monk Next Door

The Zen Master Hakuin lived in a small town in Japan, and was held in high regard by all who knew him. Many came to him seeking guidance and spiritual advice. 
Years passed without any incident, until the teenage daughter of one of his closest neighbours became pregnant. The parents…

The Keeper of the Spring

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. ” ~ Edward Everett Hale In an Austrian village along the eastern slope of the Alps,…

The Gaia Hypothesis: The Holistic Nature of Planet Earth

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ Herman Melville Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense…

A Short Story: The Hospital Window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his…

The Ideal Career For Your Personality Type: Infographic

Did you know that there’s an “ideal” career waiting for you out there? Regardless of what many detractors against the “made for” theory might say, there’s no denying how much you enjoy your work has a lot to do with your personality type. That’s why experts have come up with…

10 Rules For Being Human

“Aspire to be wise – wisdom is the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.” 1) You will receive a body.  Whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside….

18 Essential Rules of Living (NOT by the Dalai Lama)

This list, which has long circulated the internet under such titles as “18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama” or “The Dalai Lama’s Instructions for Life”, is actually a long misattributed excerpt from Life’s Little Instruction Book, by H. Jackson Brown Junior. It has nothing to do with the Dalai Lama. 1. Take…

5 Sure-fire Ways to Stress Yourself to Death

So, you want your life to be stressful? Didn’t think so, but it’s amazing how many people consistently apply habits and actions in their daily lives that guarantee stressful results. They repeat the same things over and over again, expecting different outcomes, which is, if I recall correctly, the textbook…

Why Your Life Is A Cosmic Joke

Are you suffering from the debilitating illness known as seriousness? There’s a good chance you are, as it’s currently a world-wide pandemic, and very few of us are exempt. By a certain age, if you’re to be respected and taken ‘seriously’ by your peers, it’s absolutely necessary to adopt a…

5 Steps to Learning How to Accept Criticism With Appreciation 

From time to time, everyone will have to deal with criticism. There probably isn’t a single person on the planet who enjoys receiving a harsh critique of their best efforts. Other than running off to live as a hermit in a cave, what can we do to avoid it? Unfortunately,…

The Most Fundamental Thing You Can Understand About Money

“Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.” ~ Kahlil Gibran   We’ve all heard it said that money makes the world go round, and while that is undoubtedly true, there are a…

How To Set Up Your Campsite: A Handy Guide With Images

How To Set Up Your Campsite Camping with the family is supposed to be relaxing, but it can feel stressful if you don’t know how to pack, set up, and organize your campsite efficiently. After all, no one wants to spend all their time unpacking gear, looking for things, and…

4000 Years of World History In One Incredible, 5-Foot Long Map

You’ve never seen a map like this. Unless you’ve seen this map. Then you’ll know exactly what it is we’re talking about, because you’ve already seen it. But you’ll look again anyway. That’s how cool it is. If you click it, you’ll see a much larger (and easier to read)…

Buddha and The Farmer With 83 Problems

There is an old story about a man who came to see the Buddha because he had heard that the Buddha was a great teacher. Like all of us, he had some problems in his life, and he thought the Buddha might be able to help him straighten them out….

5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Practiced Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is said to be one of the easiest forms of meditation. Unlike many of the others, it doesn’t involve concentration, control of the mind or specific postures, but is instead an enjoyable form of ‘regenerating while resting’ as one simply sits comfortably for 15 to 20 minutes at…

Sleep Schedules of 27 of History’s Most Creative Minds

Well, it turns out that some of history’s most creative geniuses actually weren’t as eccentric as previously thought. At least when it comes to their sleeping schedules, anyway. The popular idea of the tortured creative genius slaving away all night and basically giving no thought to their sleep hygiene in…

The 10 Paradoxical Traits of Highly Creative People

More than ever before, our world needs people who are alive and inspired, who have new visions, new ideas for implementing them, and new energy. However, as much as corporations, classrooms, and clinical centers say they want to support creativity, they usually end up stifling it. For one thing, creative…